The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

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Three World War II veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.


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  • Myrna Loy and Fredric March in The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
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Trivia

William Wyler, who served as a major in the Army Air Force during World War II, incorporated his own wartime experiences into the film. Just as Fred Derry did in the movie, Wyler flew in B-17s in combat over Germany, although rather than being a bombardier, as ... ...


Quotes

Fred Derry: At what salary?
Mr. Thorpe: Thirty-two fifty per week.
Fred Derry: Thirty-two fifty. I used to make over four hundred dollars a month in the Air Force.
Mr. Thorpe: The war is over, Derry.


Goofs

When Steve the bartender greets Homer at Butch's, Homer puts out his hand and says, "Go ahead, pal, it won't bite you." However, his lips say, "Go ahead, pal, it won't hurt you."


Crazy Credits

The character played by Ray Teal (the Axis sympathizer whom Homer Parrish attacks at the soda fountain) is listed in the credits as "Mr. Mollett". However, the character's name is never mentioned or otherwise alluded to.

Storyline

Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Drama | Romance | War

Details

Release Date:

17 June 1947

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

Box Office

Budget:

$2,100,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$23,650,000 (USA)

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